Buxton Swimming Club
Outlined below are three policies; Child Protection, Equity and Equal Opportunities.
Please take a few moments to read through these.
Child Protection Policy
Buxton Swimming Club is committed to the principle that children and young people have a right to enjoy sport, free from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
Buxton Swimming Club is committed to the principle that all children and young people have equal rights to protection from harm.
Buxton Swimming Club has a duty of care to all children and young people who are members of the club.
Buxton Swimming Club will ensure that all children and young people within the club are encouraged to fulfil their potential and will challenge any inequalities
Buxton Swimming Club will ensure that all adults working with or around children or young adults have had CRB checks and are registered with the ASA
Buxton Swimming Club will give time to listen to any concerns that children or young people voice and will take their concerns seriously.
Buxton Swimming Club will ensure that coaches, committee members and volunteers have the opportunity to attend safe guarding children courses.
Choosing Buxton Swimming Club shows you have made a commitment to your child and the club. Many people at the club are volunteers and give time freely to help ensure your child develops his/her swimming skills in a safe protected environment.
As a parent you also play a key role in ensuring your children are safe when they are placed in the care of Buxton Swimming Club.
As with All Swim 21 clubs we think we have a very good proactive, child welfare policy, however all clubs acknowledge that sometimes problems can develop that require action.
The ASA have developed guidance for parents based on child protection policy and procedure.
If you have any issues regarding poor practice or child welfare at Buxton Swimming Club we ask that firstly you contact our child welfare officer (up to date name to be found on our website). If you are still concerned or feel your concerns have not been addressed correctly and thoroughly the ASA have created a detailed signposting document answering in depth questions you may have. This is the link to that document, www.swimming.org/parents/child-safeguarding-in-clubs
If you have any concerns of immediate risk or harm to your, or another child, contact your local Children’s Care Team, the Police or the ASA independent child protection officer and as soon as possible the clubs child welfare officer.
The ASA Swimline number is 0808 100 4001
We strongly hope that you never have to use this information as we will all work hard to provide a safe, well run environment.
For more information on safeguarding children, read the ASA’s Wave Power document.Child Protection
Club Equity Policy Statement
Buxton Swimming Club is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or political persuasion.
Buxton Swimming Club will ensure that equity as stated in the club rules is incorporated in all aspects of its activities and also recognises and adopts the Sport England definition of sports equity.
“Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual or socio-economic status”.
Buxton Swimming Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the club disciplinary procedures.
Equal opportunity in swimming
“Equal opportunity is about celebrating difference and diversity and as such providing a swimming structure that can respond to this in a proactive and positive manner”.
Buxton Swimming Club is totally committed to the principals and practice of equal opportunities within the club, as an ASA Member, an Employer, and provider and as facilitator of such practices by all its members. In our work with key partners, such as the Swimmers, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers, we will advocate our policies and make every effort to ensure that all participation has equity at its core.
Swimming is a “sport for all”. It can and should be enjoyed and madeaccessible to everyone.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the clubs disciplinary procedures.